News Release

Alan Zisman of Round Lake, Illinois, Named to Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales and Customer Service Performers

June 4, 2006

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger1@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

ROUND LAKE, IL — Verizon Wireless has named Alan Zisman of Round Lake to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet for the first time.

While serving as a supervisor at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Gurnee, Zisman demonstrated exceptional sales leadership in 2005 by providing Gurnee-area customers outstanding service on company products and service plans, such as TXT, Picture and Video Messaging services and advanced data products.

Zisman, currently serving as manager of the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 138 E. Rand Road in Arlington Heights, earned the President's Cabinet designation for meeting a series of criteria, including being ranked in the top 1.5 percent nationally in 2005 sales, placing him as one of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said T.J. Fox, president—Illinois/Wisconsin Region, Verizon Wireless. "Alan exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers."

About Verizon Wireless
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